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PYO

1

abbreviation for

  1. pick your own.


pyo-

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  1. a combining form meaning “pus,” used in the formation of compound words:

    pyogenesis.

pyo-

combining_form

  1. denoting pus

    pyosis



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Word History and Origins

Origin of PYO1

< Greek, combining form of pýon; akin to Latin pūs pus

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Word History and Origins

Origin of PYO1

from Greek puon

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Example Sentences

The pseudoscientific synonym pheno-methylene-formate carries the idea that Pyo-Atoxin is a definite chemical substance.

I'm jiss that bole an' rackless I'd resk twenty lives faw jiss one hafe a finger o' pyo whiskey.

Faw, Mr. March, the legislatu'e will neveh be pyo anywher's else esceptin' in Suez, an' not evm myseff!

Mr. Mahch, escuse me by pyo accident earwhilin' yo' colloquial terms.

Pyo-pneumothorax, abscess, and gangrene of the lung may result from perforation of the pleura or of the lung by gastric cancer.

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Words That Use pyo-

What does pyo- mean?

Pyo- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “pus.” It is often used in medical terms, especially in pathology.

Pyo- comes from the Greek pýon, meaning “pus.”

What are variants of pyo-?

When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, pyo- becomes py, as in pyemia.

Examples of pyo-

One example of a medical term that features the combining form pyo- is pyoderma. Pyoderma means “any skin eruption characterized by pustules or the formation of pus.”

As we have seen, pyo- means “pus.” The second part of the word, -derma, is a combining form that refers to skin and skin disorders. Putting these two parts together, pyoderma literally translates to “pus skin.”

What are some words that use the combining form pyo-?

What are some other forms that pyo- may be commonly confused with?

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A cyst is a closed, bladderlike sac formed in animal tissues, containing fluid or semifluid matter. What kind of fluid is found in a pyocyst?

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